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  1. Holiday Weekends
    27 May, 2016
    Holiday Weekends
    I was driving home from work today and realized that there are tons of campers, vehicles hauling ATV and 4-wheelers behind them and motorcycles on the roads.  It is a beautiful day, in the 70's, sunny with a light breeze... I can understand people taking advantage of the outdoor weather. Then it dawned on me that it was 0900 on a Friday morning........ and, well, it is a holiday weekend.  Memorial Day Weekend, for the record.  I have to say, I started snickering to myself.  Not because of the
  2. Laughter, Tears and Memories
    29 Apr, 2016
    Laughter, Tears and Memories
    I have been putting this post off literally all week.  On Sunday, I found out my great Uncle had died after a long battle with Parkinson's.  He died at home, surrounded by family.  He was 91.  And he was a surrogate grandpa for my family after we lost my grandpa when I was three.   The family on my mom's side has always been near and dear to my heart -- they simply reach out and collect everyone unconditionally into the "family".  You don't have to ask, you are simply accepted. I knew today
  3. GT and the Halo Express
    23 Apr, 2016
    GT and the Halo Express
    Sometimes old classics are what you need the most.   This morning I found a copy of a childhood favorite: G.T. and the Halo Express.  Specifically, the 5th CD (we grew up listening to the tapes over and over and over, but I have a copy on CD) that is titled Made to be a V.I.P.   There are seven episodes in total.  This one, though... this one has been my favorite for years.  Made to be a V.I.P. talks about understanding your worth in God's eyes -- that it doesn't matter what the world thinks
  4. Memories
    13 Apr, 2016
    Memories
    Why is it that I don't hang out in libraries any more?  I was pondering this very important question this morning on my drive home.  Remember, I have an hour in the car.  It can get INCREDIBLY random and banal in my mind, even with music playing. I had to take a different route home from work to run an errand.  I have been doing quality assurance with my volunteer Fire Department's run reports for over 2 years now, and I had to swing by the hospital to drop them off with our Medical Director.
  5. Country Memories
    04 Apr, 2016
    Country Memories
    Yesterday I was driving and turned on my radio.  In my neck of the woods, the main stations are country music stations.  The day was sunny and bright, and the music brought back good memories.  Music has a way of taking me back to specific memories, or reminding me of little details tucked into my brain. Country music does that for me and my volunteer fire department.  I don't listen to a lot of country (or the radio, for that matter -- I hate listening to commercials) anymore... but nostalgia
Made 4 Him


Made 4 Him is the blog I started this January, and I would like to welcome you to the adventure.

I have one goal: to carry the presence of Christ with me wherever I go, to reflect Christ in all I do, and worship Him with my life. I was made for a purpose, with a grand and glorious adventure ahead of me. I believe God gave us LIFE, and He intends us to have life to the FULL.

My purpose and goal in writing and hosting a blog is simply to glorify Him. Why do I write? Because that's what He created me to do. I can't NOT write.

Writing is the way I can share the things God is showing me, teaching me and encouraging me as I walk. Hebrews 10:23-25 comes to mind: "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." (ESV)

I want my writing to encourage others and build them up in Christ. As a writer, I am a signpost pointing back to Christ, always being ready to answer those who want to know more about the hope that I cling to.

I want every bit of my writing, from humor about EMS scenarios or sharing about my writing process to have that overarching theme -- my faith may not be defined and stated in each line, but it is part of the fabric of who I am, so much so that there can be no doubt about who I serve or where I stand.

My blog doesn't have a simple topic I am writing about, because life isn't simple. I'm not a machine that only can function and complete one task. He created me to be a writer, but He also has placed me in a position to serve Him as a paramedic and a firefighter. He is challenging me physically with running, swimming and biking. He has blessed me with opportunities to travel.

In the Old Testament it talks about the the words of God's commandments being on your heart, taught to your children... talked of as you sit at home, as you walk along the roads, when you rise up and when you lie down, written on your doorposts and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6) This is how my faith should be, and everything flows out as an extension of my faith.

My blog is about the journey and the adventure He is taking me on, the situations and people and lessons I am learning as I go.
I believe writing should make a difference, be meaningful, to have a purpose. Sometimes, that purpose is simply to fulfill the calling placed on my life. It is a way to process and understand what He is sharing with me. It is a way for me to document the mile stones along my path in following Him, so I can look back and see where I have walked.

And at the end of the day... my hope and my passion is that everything in my life would glorify Christ.


                                                                                  Soli Deo Gloria -- Glory to God Alone